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Reading 1

Psalm chapter 37

(Psa 37:1) Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness.

(Psa 37:2) For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.

(Psa 37:3) Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on [his] faithfulness.

(Psa 37:4) Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the desires of thy heart.

(Psa 37:5) Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass.

(Psa 37:6) And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noon-day.

(Psa 37:7) Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

(Psa 37:8) Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, [it tendeth] only to evil-doing.

(Psa 37:9) For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.

(Psa 37:10) For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be.

(Psa 37:11) But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

(Psa 37:12) The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

(Psa 37:13) The Lord will laugh at him; For he seeth that his day is coming.

(Psa 37:14) The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way.

(Psa 37:15) Their sword shall enter into their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.

(Psa 37:16) Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.

(Psa 37:17) For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

(Psa 37:18) Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect; And their inheritance shall be for ever.

(Psa 37:19) They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

(Psa 37:20) But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.

(Psa 37:21) The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

(Psa 37:22) For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the land; And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off.

(Psa 37:23) A man`s goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way.

(Psa 37:24) Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand.

(Psa 37:25) I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.

(Psa 37:26) All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed.

(Psa 37:27) Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore.

(Psa 37:28) For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

(Psa 37:29) The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell therein for ever.

(Psa 37:30) The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom, And his tongue speaketh justice.

(Psa 37:31) The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.

(Psa 37:32) The wicked watcheth the righteous, And seeketh to slay him.

(Psa 37:33) Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.

(Psa 37:34) Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, And he will exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

(Psa 37:35) I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.

(Psa 37:36) But one passed by, and, lo, he was not: Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

(Psa 37:37) Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; For there is a [happy] end to the man of peace.

(Psa 37:38) As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; The end of the wicked shall be cut off.

(Psa 37:39) But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.

(Psa 37:40) And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them; He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them, Because they have taken refuge in him. Psalm 38 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

Reading 2

Psalm chapter 38

(Psa 38:1) O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath; Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

(Psa 38:2) For thine arrows stick fast in me, And thy hand presseth me sore.

(Psa 38:3) There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation; Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.

(Psa 38:4) For mine iniquities are gone over my head: As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

(Psa 38:5) My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness.

(Psa 38:6) I am pained and bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

(Psa 38:7) For my loins are filled with burning; And there is no soundness in my flesh.

(Psa 38:8) I am faint and sore bruised: I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

(Psa 38:9) Lord, all my desire is before thee; And my groaning is not hid from thee.

(Psa 38:10) My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me: As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

(Psa 38:11) My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

(Psa 38:12) They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all the day long.

(Psa 38:13) But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

(Psa 38:14) Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no reproofs.

(Psa 38:15) For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope: Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.

(Psa 38:16) For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

(Psa 38:17) For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

(Psa 38:18) For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

(Psa 38:19) But mine enemies are lively, [and] are strong; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

(Psa 38:20) They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.

(Psa 38:21) Forsake me not, O Jehovah: O my God, be not far from me.

(Psa 38:22) Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. Psalm 39 For the Chief Musician, Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

Reading 3

Psalm chapter 39

(Psa 39:1) I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me.

(Psa 39:2) I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.

(Psa 39:3) My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned: [Then] spake I with my tongue:

(Psa 39:4) Jehovah, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me know how frail I am.

(Psa 39:5) Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah

(Psa 39:6) Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.

(Psa 39:7) And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.

(Psa 39:8) Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

(Psa 39:9) I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; Because thou didst it.

(Psa 39:10) Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.

(Psa 39:11) When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. Selah

(Psa 39:12) Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear unto my cry; Hold not thy peace at my tears: For I am a stranger with thee, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.

(Psa 39:13) Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go hence, and be no more. Psalm 40 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.